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What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms in adults?

Eggs: Infection is transmitted through the consumption of pinworm eggs.

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pinworms (Definition)

Small parasitic worms that are found in the gastrointestinal tract. The worms lay eggs at night in and around the anus causing a characteristic itching. They are commonly found in children. Children are infected ...Read more


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What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

What is the cause of pinworms transmission in adults?

Same as in kids: They only way to get pinworms is to swallow some pinworm eggs (accidentally). This occurs when a person puts his fingers or hands in his mouth after getting an egg or two (or more) on his fingers or under his nails.

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I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

I have pinworms, what effect can they have if left untreated for too long?

Itchy butt: Pinworms are a simple infestation with little importance other than comfort. The worm lays eggs in your butt crack, in a goo that can cause an itchy dermatitis. The worms do not carry strange diseases or trigger horrible problems. They just make your butt itch.

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How do I get rid of pinworms for adults and kids?

Simple RX: U get pin worms by putting egg contaminated fingers in the mouth. The eggs travel through, hatch & begin to live in your large intestines. Living pw's crawl out your anus &lay eggs. If you get an allergic rxn to the glue like stuff the eggs are laid in, it will itch a lot. Rx is so simple & free of side effects many just treat on suspicion. Otc pin worm med is available or an rx pill can be called in.

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Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?

Pin-X: Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it. Http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/pin-x.html

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Is it true that Mebendezanole kills adult pinworms inside you causing the eggs to hatch inside and reinfect you? This worries me??

No: The Mebendazole is a toxin that affects the nervous system of the worm and any eggs developing within them. To reinfect yourself, you simply contaminate your fingers with any eggs in your environment. These can be bed clothes, sheets, etc. These eggs pass to your face or mouth by chance, travel through your stomach to your gut. Wash your hands and sheets more often and reinfestation will stop.

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I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

I have pinworms and will treat my whole family with vermox. What is the correct dosage for children and adults? My kids are age 3 months to 17 years.

Vermox: This medication is discontinued in the us. To treat pinworms, adult and children have the same dosage, which is 100mg x 1 and may repeat in 2 weeks to make sure of eradication.

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If you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?

If you have pinworms for 15 years untreated an undiagnosed and became pregnant with it parasite be transferred onto the unborn fetus?

Confirm diagnosis...: ...then we can discuss expected outcomes depending upon what treatment is recommended, once the infectious burden you have (how many pinworms have to be eradicated) is identified, & the risks of re-exposure elucidated. Please also avoid behavior that permits infection by you of others. I do not recommend you taking ANY chances (pin worms or otherwise) regarding the health of your unborn child!

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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp.

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Can anything develop as a result of untreated genital warts? Such as pinworms or anything?

Can anything develop as a result of untreated genital warts? Such as pinworms or anything?

No association: There is no tie in with genital warts & pin worms. Untreated genital warts can become quite large & uncomfortable or they may disappear & hibernate within the skin & return later. Freezing with nitrous oxide or liquid nitrogen, laser ablation, or chemical destruction are uncomfortable but effective methods of treatment.

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My butt s itchy, but I know it's not pinworms. How do I figure out what it is?

See a doctor: There are a variety of causes so your best bet is to seea gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.

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Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Are there any pinworm die off symptoms?

Don't understand qs.: Pinworms die if the anal-oral cycle is broken--meaning if you do not itch and then put your fingers in your mouth. Wash your hands and be careful. There are very safe medications to treat them too. Talk to your dr.

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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days.

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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Itching: Especially at night, will continue. They can migrate into the vagina and urethra laying eggs there and leading to itching in one or both locations. See this video https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=PrUlhufWlIA

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What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

What will happen if you don't treat pinworm?

Annoying symptoms: Pinworm infestation causes the annoying symptoms of rectal itching, usually at night, and if not treated, one keeps reinfecting oneself by scratching and ingesting the eggs that were deposited when the worms come out at night to lay eggs. An uncommon complication happens if the worms get stuck in the appendix, leading to acute appendicitis that would need surgery to remove the appendix.

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How can pinworm be resistant to mebendezanole?

Resistance unlikely: Mebendazole is the drug of choice for pinworm and is taken as single dose of 100 mg orally. It should work well for pinworm infection. Resistance to this drug is not known. Mebendazole dose may be repeated after 2 weeks or so, if needed. Consult your doctor if you feel you still have pinworms.

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Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Can pinworm be transmitted from person to person?

Yes & no: The transmission of pinworms requires the ingestion of pinworm eggs. These quite easily end up on the fingers of someone changing the bed linen or sharing a bed with an infected person who sheds them. They are not transmitted from blood, saliva or a sneeze, like many other agents.

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Symptoms of pinworms?

Symptoms of pinworms?

None or itching: Many people with pinworms show no symptoms. If they do, the most common symptom is itching around the anal area, especially at night. In more severe cases, there can be nausea, vomiting, and belly pain.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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